Mixed Sabzi

When you are sick of eating meat everyday, have a green day…. Its super easy, super fast and high of flavour ❤

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cauliflower (heads)
  • 1 cup peas
  • 2 carrots (peeled, sliced or diced)
  • 2 capsicums (cut into cubes)
  • 3 potatoes (cut into cubes)
  • 1 tbspn heapful of crushed ginger
  • 2 green chillies chopped + 2 green chillies whole
  • ½ cup chopped coriander
  • 2 medium onions (sliced)
  • 3 tomatoes (sliced)
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 tbspn ghee or butter
  • 1 tspn kasuri methi/ dried feugreek leaves
  • 1 tspn garam masala
  • 1 tbspn coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tspn red chilli flakes
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tspn red chilli powder
  • 1 tspn turmeric
  • 1 tspn cumin seeds

Procedure:

  • Wash, peel and cut all the vegetables according to the instructions given.
  • Put peas in 1 cup of boiling water and keep aside until needed.
  • Mix all the spices except garam masala, black pepper and feugreek leaves in a bowl
  • Heat oil in a pan and fry onion. Add ginger when the onion is translucent. Fry until everything is golden brown. Add tomatoes and cook until tomatoes lose the stiffness. Add a splash of boiling water and stir.
  • Add potatoes and mix. Simmer on medium flame for 5 minutes, adding splash of boiling water whenever needed. Add rest of the water and cover the pot. Cook for 5 minutes on medium low heat.
  • Now add carrots, cauliflower and peas along with the spice mix and stir. Cook for 5 minutes and then cover and cook for 10 minutes on low heat.
  • Add capsicum and let it cook on low heat. Meanwhile melt some butter or ghee in a frying pan and fry fenugreek leaves, garam masala and black pepper for 30 seconds. Add this mixture to the vegetables, add some coriander leaves and green chillies, give it a final stir and take it out in the serving dish.
  • Garnish with the left over coriander and green chillies and serve hot with home made rotis.
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Gobhi Mattar

Sounds boring ……. tastes good!

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1 cauliflower cut into buds
  • 1 cup peas
  • 3 large tomatoes chopped
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 tbspn ginger garlic paste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Few cloves
  • Few peppercorns
  • ½ tspn cumin seeds
  • ½ tspn chaat masala
  • ½ tspn garam masala
  • ½ tspn coriander powder
  • 1 big cardamom
  • 2 tbspns chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 tspn fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tspn turmeric
  • 1 tspn chilli flakes
  • ½ cup oil

Procedure:

-Heat oil in a pan and add whole garam masala. When it begins to sizzle add ginger garlic paste and fry until its golden brown. Now add tomatoes, salt, red chilli and turmeric and cook on medium heat.

-When tomatoes are a bit soggy, add cauliflower and cook for some time. Then add peas and mix. Cover the top of the pan with the lid and let it cook on medium low heat for about 15 minutes. Take off the lid, add rest of the spices, give it a stir and cook uncovered on high heat with constant stirring.

-When the water is evaporated, dish out, garnish with green chillies and coriander.

-Serve.

Aalu Gobhi Gosht

Aalu Gobhi Gosht is one of the famous dishes of Pakistani Home Cooking. It is a good way to consume the nutrients of vegetables and protien of meat together. People make it on weekly basis and it is very common in my family …..

Ayesha's kitchen

Ingredients

  • 2 potatoes (diced)
  • ½ kg mutton curry meat
  • ½ cauli flower sliced
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbspn crushed ginger
  • Salt
  • Red chilli powder
  • ½ tspn turmeric
  • 1 tspn Ayesha’s Kitchen special garam masala
  • A bunch of coriander chopped
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 green chillies

Procedure:

-In a pressure cooker, combine meat, salt, green chillies, onion, garlic and ginger. Add water and let it cook for 4 whistles. (if NOT using pressure cooker, then boil the meat with all these things until it is tender)

-Very carefully take off the pressure lid and add oil.

-Let the water dry.

-Now add tomatoes, potatoes and cauli flower and mix.

-Simmer with constant stirring.

-Now mix in turmeric, red chilli powder and garam masala.

-Let it cook for 5 minutes.

-Garnish with some fresh coriander and serve hot with chapattis.

Aalu Gobhi

Aalu gobhi is very famous in Pakistani home cooking, it is economical, tastes good and very healthy and nutritious. It is my dad’s favorite …..

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 2 potatoes peeled and cut into cubes
  • ½ cauliflower (green part removed, cut into medium size units)
  • 2 medium sized onion (chopped)
  • 3 tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1/2 tspn chicken powder (only if you are not a strict vegetarian)
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli powder to taste
  • Ayesha’s kitchen special garam masala
  • ½ tspn turmeric
  • 1 tspn ginger garlic paste
  • ½ cup oil
  • 4 tbspns coriander chopped

Procedure:

-Heat oil and fry chopped onion in it. When it starts changing its colour add the spices, potato and cauliflower. Stir.

-Add tomatoes and mix well. Cook covered on very low heat for around 30 minutes.

-Garnish with some coriander and serve hot with chapattis.

Mixed Vegetable Pakoras

Mixed vegetable pakora is my own recipe. Its a very easy and less time consuming recipe…..

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cup besan (gram flour)
  • 1 tspn baking powder
  • ½ cup sliced aubergine/ eggplant
  • 1 green chilli sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped green coriander
  • 4 button mushrooms sliced
  • 1 potato thinly sliced
  • ½ cup paneer (small cubes)
  • Little spinach leaved chopped
  • ¼ cup sliced capsicum
  • ¼ cup chopped cauliflower
  • 1 tbspn coriander mint chutney
  • Some salt
  • 1 ½ tspn red chilli powder
  • ½ tspn turmeric
  • 1 tbspn dry coriander
  • 1 tspn cumin seeds
  • 1 tbspn fenugreek leaves
  • 1 onion sliced
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Some water for batter (around ½ – ¾ cup)

Procedure:

-Sift besan and baking powder.

-Slice all vegetables and put them in a mixing bowl.

-Add all spices and sifted besan.

-Add all spices and mix well all the dry ingredients with vegetables.

-Gradually add water and mix with your hands.

-Make a lump free mixture with vegetables.

-Keep aside for 30 minutes.

-Heat oil and add spoon full of batter in it. Keep them away from each other.

-When they are brown, take them out on an absorbent paper and serve hot with tamarind sauce and mint coriander chutney.

Outcome:

Tasty mixed vegetable pakoras are ready to serve.

Serving:

Serves 6.